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PVC Residue On Coins
Polyvinyl chloride damage is caused by storing coins in soft plastic flips that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC.) PVC generally manifests as a light-to-dark greenish residue, although it can appear as milky or light grey in color.

Rare 1902-S Morgan
By 1902 the production of Morgan silver dollars was in decline. Our country was awash in silver dollars that no one seemed to want at the time. Vaults all over the country were filled with Morgan dollars just waiting for some type of commercial use.

Rare Coin Collecting Truths
Today, coin collecting, especially of those coins that are considered rare, is considered to be one of a few hobbies that are not just a mere pastime or leisure activity. Coin collecting can serve many purposes considered typical of this activity.

Rare Coin Investing
Coin collecting is the oldest collecting hobby with a history of more than 2000 years! Yes, more than TWO THOUSAND YEARS! Since the time of the beginning of the Roman Empire (arround 20 BC), a few noble romans were collecting ancient Greek coins (500-300 BC)...

Rare Coin Investment Risks
People make investments of different kinds in the hope of increasing their return on the money invested. Any type of investment has its own inherent risks. Risk has an inverse relationship with returns. The riskier the investment the higher the returns usually are.

Rare Coins Slaves To Bullion
Are the precious metals and collectible coin market one and the same? An argument for a "yes" vote has some merit. If you ignore the truly scarce to rare coins for a moment, how many of the lesser coins of gold or silver buck this trend when these two metals are either rising or falling?

Recessed Date 1927-D Quarter
Some coins are not as tough as their mintages might suggest, and the 1927-D Standing Liberty quarter seems to such a coin. There are a number of reasons why the 1927-D is more available than would be expected. The starting point for the 1927-D is its low mintage of only 976,400.Once a mintage of the

Red And Blue Ration Tokens
The Office Of Price Administration’s red ration tokens ran in a series of 30 two-letter combinations and could be used to purchase meats, fats, fish and cheese. The blue token series could be used for purchasing processed foods.

Red Indian Head Cents Are Hot
Collectors are starting to turn their eyes and wallets to different Indian Head cent varieties, correctly graded key dates and those cents with the original red color. This series is somewhat well known for varieties. There are a number of outstanding errors and varieties to look for, plus a few wei

Respect Between Dealers And Customers
Much has been written in some coin collecting periodicals on the conduct of some coin dealers. They have been referred to as “Rogue Dealers.” This name isn’t quite correct.

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